Race Info


June 9, 2018

@ 9:00am

Fifth annual Tater Tot Trot
(a mile-long race for kids) begins at 8:15 am!

Trinity Lutheran Church
1220 West Maple Street
Valley View, PA 17983

5k Age Groups

12 & Under









Tater Tot Trot
Age Groups:

5 & Under




Overall Male & Female Winners will receive a medal, trophy and $100 gift card.

Top 3 Male & Female in each 5k age group will receive: Gold Medal + $25 gift card, Silver Medal or Bronze Medal.
Top 3 Male & Female in each Tater Tot Trot age group will receive medals.

Prizes are distributed the day of the race. If you are unable to stay for the awards ceremony, please visit the registration table. If you do not receive your prize the day of the race, your prize must be picked up in person at Sterman Masser Inc. (2 Fearnot Rd, Sacramento, PA) before July 9, 2018 or it will be forfeited.


Sterman Masser, Inc. is excited to host Hegins Valley’s 6th Annual Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk, which will again include the Tater Tot Trot for kids ages 12 and under. It is one of SMI’s core beliefs that community involvement is essential for the success and continued growth of the Hegins Valley community. In addition, one of our basic corporate commitments is: “To enhance the lives in our community by being the potato products company of choice." To fulfill these beliefs, we have been searching for a way to enhance our community in a larger way. The establishment of this race in 2013 has created what we hope will be a long-standing tradition while promoting a healthy lifestyle for our community.

With that in mind, the Tri-Valley Youth Activities Fund was established in 2015, a non-profit 501c(3) charitable organization.  The purpose of the TVYAF is: "To enhance the quality of life for all members of our community and surrounding areas by promoting, restoring and constructing the infrastructure needed to attract and retain the best and brightest so that the vitality of our region is sustained for generations to come." The TVYAF board awarded over $54,000 in grant monies raised from 2014 to 2016 to Tri-Valley youth and children associations.  This year the board will again award grants with the monies raised in 2017 and all proceeds for the 2018 race will go to the TVYAF, benefiting children and youth activities in the Tri Valley Area.

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If you're interested in becoming a sponsor, please download and complete this PDF form. Please submit your form and payment by April 20th to guarantee placement on T-Shirt or by May 18th to guarantee placement on banners.

2018 Platinum Sponsors ($2500 or more)

2018 Gold Sponsors ($1000 or more)

2018 Silver Sponsors ($500 or more)

2018 Bronze Sponsors ($250 or more)

2018 Friend Sponsors ($100 or more)

2018 Donation Sponsors ($50 or more)

  • Reed Motor Sales
Thank you to all the donations that were received via the registration website, as well as all the in-kind donations. You all make this race possible.


Deadlines/Entry Fees:

February 12th – March 18th
March 19th – April 22nd
April 23rd – June 3rd
Evening Before / Day of Event
All Participants ages 13 to 18
All Participants 12 and Under

Participants can pick-up registration packets prior to race day at Trinity Lutheran Church (in the Social Hall at the west end of the church), 1220 W Maple St, PA 17968, on Friday, June 8, 2018, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Registration packets will also be available to pick up on day of event from 7:00am to 8:45am.

Registrations will be accepted the day of race, as well as at the registration packet pick-up the night before in the Social Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church. Registration will close 20 minutes prior to the start of the race.

All participants who register before April 29th will be guaranteed “The Hot Potato 5K Run/Fun Walk” official T-shirt and Goodie Bag. Registrations received after this date will receive a Goodie Bag, but a T-shirt is not guaranteed.

Students ages 13 to 18 should register using the "Hot Potato 5k - Students 13 to 18" registration link to receive the flat rate of $25.

Children ages 12 and under can sign up using the "Hot Potato 5k - 12 & under" registration link or the "Tater Tot Trot" registration link. The child will be automatically registered for both the Tater Tot Trot and the Hot Potato 5K and are invited to run in either or both.

The Post-Race Party will be held after the event and will include a loaded baked potato bar, entertainment and children’s activities.


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